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New York proposal will push initiative to boost music industry

Posted by on July 5, 2016

The music industry has been morphing significantly in the past 20 years since the adoption of the internet as a medium of consumption. Every aspect of the business has changed in many ways, from the artists, labels, venues and many more facilitators to make music a viable industry. Some of those changes involve bands unable to […]

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Dissident Aggression: Imperial Triumphant – Abyssal Gods

Posted by on March 13, 2015

In the darkest recesses of the Earth’s oceans there potentially lurk creatures as yet unknown to humankind.  One could imagine some seismic beast slowly creeping along the seabed some 20,000 feet below the nearest human, waiting to rise up and claim what was possibly once their own. Waiting to exact a measurable amount of Hellfire-like […]

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Dissident Aggression: Emanating From The Path Of Serpents

Posted by on May 16, 2014

Some music is meant to simply clobber.  It’s built with a battering ram aesthetic and rumbles through headphones like some prehistoric, ancient beast, unaware of the true destruction it wields.  One fine example of music that simply cold-cocks you from note one is the newest album from New York’s Serpentine Path. Two years after their […]

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Prongboat Takes Manhattan (and CMJ): Highlights from Metal Insider’s Rocks Off! Concert Cruise

Posted by on October 24, 2012

In case you didn’t catch us hyping it over the past month or so, Prong returned to New York City after five years and played a CMJ show on a friggin’ boat!  It happened aboard the Queen of Hearts as a Rocks Off! Concert Cruise last Friday, and despite some initially foreboding rain day-of-show, a […]

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Riot’s Tony Moore Discusses ‘Immortal Soul’ and the Band’s Reinvigorated Legacy

Posted by on December 27, 2011

In 1988, New York City-based speedsters Riot released their definitive mission statement, the tempo-pushing cult classic Thundersteel, with then-new vocalist Tony Moore at the front.  Moore and Riot followed that up with 1990’s The Privilege of Power before parting ways; though Riot never really disappeared, the lineup behind those two records is arguably one of […]

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Photos: The Sword at Webster Hall

Posted by on December 8, 2010

With a new drummer in place and a rescheduled tour, The Sword came to New York’s Webster Hall this past weekend, playing an 80- minute set touching upon all three of their albums. While we didn’t arrive in time to see Mount Carmel, Karma To Burn put on a great, mostly-instrumental set.

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Photos: Iron Thrones + Hero Destroyed at Lit Lounge, NYC

Posted by on November 16, 2010

Last night, the Metal Insider-sponsored Hero Destroyed/Iron Thrones came to New York’s Lit Lounge. After a great opening set from New York’s Empyreon, No Label Needed Contest & Series winners Iron Thrones played an intense four-song set. The long, narrow basement of Lit was won over by the band, with one patron so excited that […]

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Photos: Dillinger Escape Plan | Irving Plaza, NYC | 3/11/10

Posted by on March 12, 2010

The Dillinger Escape plan laid waste to Irving Plaza last night with an 90 minute set featuring old favorites as well as cuts from their highly anticipated new album Option Paralysis which drops on March 23rd. We were able to grab some photos amidst the strobe light madness on stage. Read on for the photo […]

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Photos: Thrash and Burn Tour | The Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY | 8.11.09

Posted by on August 14, 2009

The Thrash and Burn tour laid waste to The Fillmore at Irving Plaza this past week with a huge lineup featuring performances from Devildriver, Despised Icon, MyChildren MyBride, Thy Will Be Done, Emmure and more. Click more for some photos from the event.

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